The Office of International Affairs recently distributed more than $250,000 in scholarships and grants to 27 faculty, 15 graduate students and 32 undergraduates to be used for research projects or student programs that are international in scope. The International Affairs grant program supports projects that advance the understanding of foreign countries, cultures and peoples through academic study.
A listing of faculty, staff and students who received grants from the Office of International Affairs, Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays programs.
Mažeika Sullivan, associate professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, is the recipient of a Distinguished Chair Fulbright Award. Sullivan will be affiliated with the National University of Colombia in Bogotá, where he will work on his research titled, “Biodiversity, food webs and sustainable rivers” from August-December 2015.
Barbara Piperata, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholar Grant. Piperata will be affiliated with the University of São Paulo and the Federal University of Pará in Brazil, where she will teach and work on her research titled, “Tracking the Nutrition Transition in Rural Amazonia: a longitudinal and comparative approach” from September-December 2015.